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The Plough and the Stars

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NEXT WEEK sees a real highpoint of the Town Hall Theatre calendar when the Abbey Theatre arrives with its invigorating new production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, directed by Olivier Award winner, Sean Holmes.

The Hen Night Epiphany - as Gaeilge

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FIVE WOMEN on a hen night in the hills of Connemara - it should be a wild night of drink, craic, and naughty behaviour, instead the group discovers an unhappy bride-to-be, while friendships are sorely tested.

Galway Theatre Festival - stretching the concept of theatre

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THE LAUNCH for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival took place on Monday at a lively gathering in BiteClub in Upper Abbeygate Street. A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered to mark the occasion, and between sips of prosecco and tasty canapés, the assembled guests pored over their programmes and amiably chatted about the many attractions on offer.

Songs and Chopin for lunch

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THE SOPRANO Rachel Croash and pianist Nadene Fiorentini will perform songs by Dvorak, Poulenc, and a solo piece for piano by Chopin, at a lunchtime concert in the Hotel Mayrick on Thursday March 10 at 1pm.

Druid unveil plans to build new 240 seat theatre

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A proposal to turn Lowstrand House in Flood Street, where the offices of Druid Theatre Co are currently housed, into a 240-seat theatre, has been presented to the Galway City Council.

Lunchtime classical music concert

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MUSIC BY Schubert, Boccherini and Dohnanyi will be heard when the ensemble Musici Ireland play the Hotel Meyrick’s Oyster Bar on Thursday February 11 at 1.05pm.

Caged birds sing in Music For Galway’s midwinter festival

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THE NEW year might only be a couple of weeks old but it is already time for Galway’s first festival of 2016, as Music For Galway unveils its annual midwinter festival, which runs from Friday January 22 to Sunday 24th, at the Town Hall Theatre.

High praise for Galway’s 2020 bid, but concerns that ‘European dimension’ is lacking

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support for its European Capital of Culture bid, and has the potential to host an event of this magnitude. However Galway 2020’s lack of detail and plans on the all-important ‘European Dimension’ has been criticised by the capital of culture selection panel.

Órla McGovern acting workshops

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ÓRLA MCGOVERN, the artistic director of The Spontaneous Theatre People, will teach two classes in improv to the Galway Actors Workshop this weekend and next weekend.

'Performance is very emotional, it's human expression'

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FINGHIN COLLINS may declare himself "a musician first and then a pianist", but there is no doubting either his magnificent as a player, or his view of the piano being "a very complete instrument", as he will display in his upcoming Galway concert. Yet his love of, and interest in, other instruments, is genuine, particularly one that is somewhat under appreciated in classical music - the voice.

 

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